In Speech at Human Rights Campaign Gala, Governor Cuomo Reaffirms New York's Nation-leading Support for LGBTQ Community and Announces First State Park Will Be Named after LGBTQ Person

Posted to Applied Web NY on Sun, 02/02/2020 - 09:41

Earlier today, speaking at the Human Rights Campaign Greater New York Gala, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced he will name the first New York State park after an LGBTQ person. He will direct the State Parks Commissioner to rename East River State Park — located in Brooklyn — after Marsha P. Johnson, a pioneer of the LGBTQ rights movement and a transgender woman of color.

In his remarks, the Governor also reaffirmed New York's nation-leading support for the LGBTQ community and condemned hate crimes and discriminatory policies targeting LGBTQ people.

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